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Professional Development

Professional Development

Grossmont College through the Office of Professional Development strives to provide comprehensive professional learning opportunities for the faculty, staff, and administrators of the college. Programing is driven by formal college-wide assessments and directly supports the college's strategic priorities and mission. The work of Professional Development is informed and supported through the college's Professional Development Committee, a college-wide governance committee, the Faculty Professional Development Committee, an Academic Senate Committee, and the Classified Professional Development Committee, giving voice to our Classified Professionals needs. Through this multi-faceted approach Grossmont College is able to support professional learning for faculty, staff and administrators.

For more information about the Office of Professional Development, the college's Professional Development Committees, and our core programs please click on the links in the left sidebar.


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Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions Webinar Replay


Click Here for Webinar YouTube Replay

USC Race and Equity Center: White People Talking to White People About Racism Webinar Replay
Anti-Racist Online Resource Document
  • Anti-Racist online resource document - Click Here

Lunchbox Leadership:Psychological Wellbeing During the COVID Crisis: Strategies for Self-Care

The Office of Professional Development is happy to share the resources from the May 29th Lunchbox Leadership session - please see the links below:


Fall 2020 Flex Week Workshop Submission Information
The Faculty Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the
Office of Professional Development, is seeking session presenters for Fall 2020 Flex Week:
Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14, 2020
***The Deadline for Spring FLEX Week Proposals June 30th ***
In light of the current challenges we are facing, we are looking forward to being back on campus together where we know we thrive as a college. We are still looking to faculty, classified professionals, administrators and students in preparation for Fall 2020 FLEX Week – for which the California Community College’s FLEX Calendar Program has designated time, space, and resources “to participate in development activities that are related to “staff, student, and instructional improvement” (Title 5, Section 55724).
Based on feedback we have received and analysis of past FLEX Week session attendance, we are aiming to reduce the number of overlapping sessions; maximize individual session attendance and dialogue among faculty, classified professionals, administrators and students; and offer sessions that most directly support our college’s strategic goals of outreach, engagement, and retention. To that end, we are planning to select 8-12 session proposals.
We are seeking sessions that foster, stimulate reflection on, provide a model of, underscore, or embody holistic student success.* Sessions can take the form of workshops, GIFTS panels, round table discussions, digital poster sessions, labs, etc. Consider collaborating with a colleague or two to propose a workshop! On the off chance that we are still not back on campus by FLEX Week, we will challenge you to think outside of the box and find a way to create a workshop that COULD be taught via Zoom or online in some way, if need be. How has this experience informed your relationship to Holistic Student Success? This is a great opportunity to be creative.
*Holistic student success looks at how we support students throughout their educational experience, from intake with Student Services, through academic learning and support, to wraparound services that support pursuit of students’ goals.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your proposals! 
Click here to submit your proposal.
COVID-19 Resources: For Students and Employees

In an effort to continue to support our campus community the Office of Professional will use this space to provide resources to support balancing the home / work life dynamic during this unique time: 


Canvas Help

If you are a faculty member that needs assistance with your Canvas container please follow the links below for assistance:

12 Gateway: An Equity Symposium from theory to practical applications

For the agenda and materials from the symposium please visit the Resources page that can be found in the left hand directory or click below for a direct link: Resources Page




2019 - 2020 New Full Time Faculty Orientation

Welcome and Congratulations!

The New Full - Time Faculty Orientation Program is designed to support and welcome new faculty to Grossmont College, to establish productive and lasting relationships, and engage new faculty in dialog to help them succeed in their new roles at Grossmont College.
Meetings take place the first friday of each month, 9:00- 11:30am, unless otherwise indicated.
  • September 6, 2019  Griffin Gate

  • October 4, 2019  Griffin Gate

  • November 1, 2019 Griffin Gate

  • December 6, 2019 TBD

  • February 7, 2020 Griffin Gate

  • March 6, 2020 | 11:30-4:00 | Griffin Gate

  • April 3, 20200 Online

  • May 8, 2020 Online

For more information please contact the Office of Professional Development, 619-644-7364.
Last Updated: 07/01/2020

Upcoming Professional Development Events


Rochelle Weiser
Office of Professional Development - Training Assistant
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00pm
Phone: (619) 644-7364

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